Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D.
Dr. Zamzow is an environmental geochemist and is the Alaska representative for the Center for Science in Public Participation (CSP2). She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno and a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Humboldt State University, California. At UNR she operated a sulfate-reducing field bioreactor treating mine water discharge at an abandoned copper mine Superfund site, and provided laboratory water chemistry analysis for sulfate, metals, and alkalinity. Bioreactor research examined utilization of industrial waste as feed for bacteria, sulfide toxicity in bacteria, and biological removal of sulfate and metals to MCL guidelines. Molecular techniques were utilized to track microbial populations and identify phylogenies in the bioreactor under optimal and stress conditions.